Fire Forces Evacuation of NorthPark Center

Mall evacuated out of abundance of caution, NorthPark reps say

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    Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a two-alarm fire at NorthPark Center on Monday morning.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a two-alarm fire at NorthPark Center in Dallas on Monday morning.

    At about 10:30 a.m., smoke was visible coming from the roof after a fire at the Panda Express in the food court spread into a small attic space.

    Fire Reported at NorthPark Center

    [DFW] Fire Reported at NorthPark Center
    Dallas Fire-Rescue spent part of Monday morning battling a two-alarm fire at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

    Firefighters were soon spotted on the roof, cutting a hole into the roof above the food court to battle the fire. Meanwhile, the mall was evacuated.

    DFR said a grease fire started at the restaurant and spread through the Vent-a-Hood into the attic. Employees unsuccessfully tried to put out the fire.

    Firefighters reported after breaching the roof at 10:55 a.m. that the fire was under control and smoke was being vented from the building.

    Shoppers were allowed to return to the mall at about 11:45 a.m. The food court, except for Panda Express, also opened to customers.

    In a statement released to the media, NorthPark Center said it evacuated the mall out of an abundance of caution.

    Damage to the mall is estimated to be $10,500.

    No injuries were reported.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.